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Hall Students Honored with Prestigious Art and Writing Awards

Top row (from left): Mayalin Glooch, Ashley Ho, Nora Holmes, Lucy Homer. Bottom row (from left): Annika Morse, Lauren Shilansky, Charles Wang, Grace Wright-Goodison

Eight students from West Hartford’s Hall High School have been honored with Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, with seem earning multiple awards.

Submitted by Amy Shaffer, Student Activities/Career Center Coordinator, Hall High School

Eight students from William H. Hall High School have garnered recognition in the 2022 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (Northeast Region-At-Large).

They are seniors Ashley Ho, Nora Holmes, Annika Morse, Lauren Shilansky, and Charles Wang, and juniors, Mayalin Glooch, Lucy Homer, and Katherine (Grace) Wright-Goodison. Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious educational initiative supporting student achievement in the visual and literary arts.

Ashley Ho received an Honorable Mention for her short story, “Lost My Way.”

Nora Holmes received a Gold Key for her writing portfolio, “Ladybird Sextet,” two Silver Keys for her poetry, “P” and “Song of Solomon,” and an Honorable Mention for her poetry, “Michelle.”

Annika Morse received an Honorable Mention for her drawing, “Cellular Biology of Mitosis,” and Lauren Shilansky received an Honorable Mention for humor, “Records From an Average Homecoming.”

Charles Wang received two Silver Keys, one for the critical essay, “My Version of ‘To the Lighthouse’’” and the other for journalism, “West Hartford Community Reflects on Anti-Asian Sentiment.”

Mayalin Glooch received an Honorable Mention for her critical essay, “Is Fast Fashion Too Fast?” as did Lucy Homer who received an Honorable Mention for her personal essay and memoir, “Children of Sunshine and Rain.”

Lastly, Katherine (Grace) Wright-Goodison received two Honorable Mentions for her critical essay, “The Catalysts of the Civil Rights Movement” and her short story, “Rumors on the Vine.”

Region-at Large Gold Keys honor the very best works submitted to local programs and are automatically considered for national-level recognition which will be announced in March.

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